Tumblewords

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tanka to the Past


high-rise icy peaks
guard the wavy desert heat
wagon train on pause
hunts the hazy hard pan trail
coyotes howl into the dusk





Fractal by Sue
The 3WordWednesday Prompt offered these words for use: icy, train, pause


15 comments:

Jo said...

Oooooo, that last line made the hairs on my arms stand on end. Thrillingly atmospheric!

pia said...

Hi rise icy peak is a great image

Jo's right about the atmosphere

Sandy said...

Hi Tumblewords...what a very nice visual...very imaginative...well done!

Sandy

paisley said...

oh i loved this.. the very image of strength and adventure!!!!!

TC said...

I felt like the first two lines really put me there.

Shephard said...

"hunts the hazy hard pan trail".... I love how it rolls off the tongue.
Very atmospheric!
~S :)

This Girl Remembers said...

This is so beautiful! Brings a long-past moment so close you could almost touch it. :)

Q said...

Westward ho!
I see the icy peaks.
You are very talented.
I enjoy each poem.
Sherry

Herb Urban said...

Wonderful imagery. The howling coyotes would give me pause as well.

Truefaith1963 said...

A great landscape - I love the atmosphere of this piece.

UL said...

Yes, superb..love the fractal that somehow enhanced the imagery for me, thank you.

Fledgling Poet said...

Beautiful imagery...I wanted to read this out loud because the words were so pleasant to hear.

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

This felt so good, I was there watching that desert heat, looking for the trail and felt the coyotes lurking. Beautifully done, Susan.

Bone said...

Perfect image of a past time. Reminded me of the Oregon Trail :)

Michelle Johnson said...

The atmosphere of this poem reminded me, somehow, of the Gold Rush. Thanks for sharing such beautiful words.